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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

This information is intended to update the District 196 community on our response plan to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The situation is rapidly-evolving and updates change daily as new information becomes available. 

All District 196 schools are closed through the end of the 2019-20 school year, in response to an executive order by Gov. Tim Walz.

All activities and events at district sites are canceled. Teachers and administrators implemented distance learning with students on Monday, March 30.

A licensed school nurse is available for phone calls, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at two child care locations. For the Cedar Park Elementary location, call 952-431-8361. For the Oak Ridge Elementary location, call 651-683-8593.


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District 196 Values

In District 196, we believe learning is maximized in a safe, respectful and inclusive environment. As a learning community, we must continue to be united and support one another as the coronavirus (COVID-19) becomes more widespread. In our schools, we will continue to demonstrate compassion and care with all students and staff.

It is important to avoid prejudice to students, staff and community members during this time who may be ill or assuming that someone may have COVID-19. Preventing the spread of misinformation will help us continue providing safe and healthy learning environment for all of our students.